TAMPA, FL - Bright House Networks is a Title Sponsor Tampa Bay’s 2nd annual FIRST Robotics Showcase, ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2014. At ROBOTICON, over 800 students from around Tampa Bay and Florida will descend on the Bob Martinez Athletics Center at the University of Tampa, Oct. 11 & 12 to learn while they play, and show guests this exciting “Sport for the Mind.” ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is free to the public and events take place from 10am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Bright House Networks is supporting ROBOTICON Tampa Bay as part of its commitment to helping today’s youth develop into innovative entrepreneurs that can help change the world. Through Bright House Networks Bright Ideas STEM From Today’s Youth program, the company is also fostering leadership experiences for our youth so they can help build local economies and create emerging technologies in the process.
At ROBOTICON, FIRST students and guests will enjoy a full scale FIRST Robotics Competition event, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League scrimmages and practice games, a Jr. FIRST LEGO League display, and the opportunity for high school level teams to compete for ROBOTICON Challenge Awards, sponsored by Boca Bearings, as well as a college and career fair, and more! Guests will be able to tour Team Pits to see team members working on their robots, and have a chance to talk to students, visit the Exhibit Hall to enjoy STEM demos, vendors and organizations, and learn more about technical, math and science career and college opportunities.
The mission of ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is to increase public awareness of FIRST K-12 education programs and to provide FIRST Robotics teams with a high-quality, post-season competitive event that provides opportunities for pre-season skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experiences. ROBOTICON also provides a fun and unique way for the general public to enjoy this “Sport for the Mind” and learn about the hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics that FIRST offers. Visit ROBOTICON.net for more information.
ROBOTICON partners and sponsors, in addition to Bright House Networks, include the Eureka! Factory, Real Life, Inc., F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Sumo Software, DEX Imaging, Prestige Leadership Advisors, iR3 Creative and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.